In these reports, we share our research-based recommendations for sustainable tuna fisheries management, covering observer programs, transshipment, and many other key topics.

Best practices reports are authored by our fisheries policy experts and/or fisheries scientists. See also our companion “best practices snapshots” series and our scientific reports.

Best Practices Reports tagged with Harvest Strategies

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
2020 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) October 30, 2020 Spanish IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 IATTC Position Statement October 30, 2020 English IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 ICCAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 28, 2020 Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Déclaration de Position | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 28, 2020 French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 28, 2020 English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) October 12, 2020 ISSF French IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 12, 2020
2020 IOTC Position Statement October 8, 2020 ISSF English IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 8, 2020
2020 WCPFC Position Statement October 28, 2020 English WCPFC Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2021 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2021 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) July 15, 2021 Spanish IATTC Bycatch, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final July 15, 2021
2021 IATTC Position Statement July 1, 2021 English IATTC Bycatch, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final July 1, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 15, 2021 English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 15, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 20, 2021 French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 20, 2021 Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2021
2021 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) (for June 2021 Meeting) April 29, 2021 French IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 29, 2021
2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting) April 26, 2021 English IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements N/A Final April 26, 2021
2021 WCPFC Position Statement October 15, 2021 English WCPFC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final October 15, 2021
2022 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2022 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) June 30, 2022 Spanish IATTC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final June 30, 2022
2022 IATTC Position Statement June 30, 2022 English IATTC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final June 30, 2022
2022 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) April 8, 2022 French IOTC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 8, 2022
2022 IOTC Position Statement April 8, 2022 English IOTC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final April 8, 2022
ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2 May 22, 2018 Paul A.H. Medley, Tristan Southall, Jodi Bostrom, Erika Zollett, Gudrun Guadian English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 22, 2018
ISSF 2018-16: MSC Principle 2 Pre-assessment Report Materials May 21, 2018 ISSF English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report May 21, 2018
ISSF 2019 Position Statements February 15, 2021 English, French, Spanish IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final February 15, 2021
ISSF 2022-03: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 28, 2022 Paul A.H. Medley, Jo Gascoigne, Giuseppe Scarcella English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 28, 2022
ISSF 2022-04: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2022* March 8, 2022 ISSF English CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 8, 2022
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 27, 2017): Harvest Strategies, Non-entangling FADs, and Observer Coverage November 30, 2017 English WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Longline, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Coverage, Tuna, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final November 30, 2017
Sixth Tuna Management Workshop Takes Best Practices to West Africa Through Two Days of Hands-on Trainings January 30, 2018 English N/A Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MSC Certification, Tuna N/A N/A January 30, 2018
Status of Tuna Harvest Control Rule Development June 22, 2018 English N/A Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Strategic Plan, Tuna Infographics, Strategic Plan N/A N/A June 22, 2018